Young Voices 20th anniversary tour

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25,000 local children will join Young Voices - the world’s largest children’s choir - on stage in Sheffield to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

The choir is going on the road for a 20-arena date tour this month and will be in the city for five nights next week, starting Monday.

More than 120,000 singing school children, aged six to 13, are expected to take part in the tour, performing a mixture of folk, pop, rock and classical tunes.

Young Voices was launched in 1996 to unify children in every region. Teachers and pupils practice dance routines and learn songs in their music lessons for many months before coming together to perform a show at their local arena, alongside talented and well-known musical artists.

Ben Lewis, Managing Director of Young Voice, said: “Every pupil should be exposed to music at an early age - the potential benefits are huge. My father David started Young Voices 20 years ago and I can’t believe how much we’ve grown. This tour to mark our anniversary is an achievement and shows the we are making a real difference to children and schools.”